NESRI's Blog

January 18, 2018 | Health
In a State Assembly hearing on health care "value," health care analysts painted a portrait of California's health care system that brushed aside the experiences and voices of the millions of Californians who are denied health care every year. Outside of the Capitol, Healthy California’s rally told a different story. Keep reading »
January 17, 2018 | Work with Dignity
We are pleased to share this piece about Centro de Trabajadores Unidos en Lucha, or CTUL , one of our Coordinating Committee members in the Worker-driven Social Responsibility Network , a transnational network of worker centers and their allies anchored at NESRI. The WSR-Network offers a collective... Keep reading »
December 29, 2017 | Economic and Social Rights
A racial equity assessment of Baltimore city capital (construction) projects showed disparate treatment of neighborhoods. Breaking this historic grip of redlining means putting people, not profit in the driver's seat of development policy. Our op-ed , published in the Baltimore Sun, points to a... Keep reading »
November 28, 2017 | Work with Dignity
Disaster cleanup workers face grave risks, immigrant workers are facing retaliation and deportation, the Trump administration cuts health and safety funds, and Vermont dairy workers and Illinois temp workers win victories. Keep reading »
November 20, 2017 | Work with Dignity
Migrant Justice wins a major victory for farmworkers, Greg Asbed wins a MacArthur genius award and the Worker-Driven Social Responsibility Network launches. Keep reading »
September 4, 2017 | Economic and Social Rights
On this Labor Day, we reaffirm that decent work under dignified conditions is a fundamental human right. Yet, workers face stagnant wages, with almost half the population makes less than $15 an hour, leisure time is disappearing for some while others are permanently underemployed, schedules are... Keep reading »
August 14, 2017 | Economic and Social Rights, Human Rights in the U.S.
We mourn the loss of human life in Charlottesville. We mourn the death of Heather Heyer, who joined other courageous individuals to stand up for human dignity and counter-protest the terrifying display of far right white supremacist power. But we must do more than mourn to honor them. We must stand... Keep reading »
August 11, 2017 | Social Security, Work with Dignity
A broken regulatory system has enabled a culture of systematic retaliation and fear to take hold in low-wage workplaces, Trump's aggressive anti-immigrant policies threaten workers' rights, OSHA is delaying several important health and safety rules, and states are moving significant legislation on workers' comp and universal healthcare. Keep reading »
August 8, 2017 | Economic and Social Rights, Human Rights in the U.S.
Cities have emerged as frontline sites in efforts to mitigate climate change. Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is perhaps the highest-profile embodiment of the trend. On June 5th, for example, Bloomberg, who currently serves as the UN Special Envoy for Cities and Climate Change, submitted a... Keep reading »
July 12, 2017 | Human Rights in the U.S., Work with Dignity
On Saturday, June 17th, more than 200 farmworkers and their allies marched on Ben & Jerry's ice cream plant in Vermont. The march marked another turning point in the Milk with Dignity campaign, led by Migrant Justice, which seeks to secure humane treatment for the workers in the famed brand's... Keep reading »